An old swivel gun found on a remote Northern Territory beach in 2010 had been on the seabed for up to 250 years, dating tests show.
They were father and son but in their professional lives as successful cartoonists Paul and Bay Rigby spent many years working for rival newspapers in New York's cutthroat industry.
In case you hadn't noticed, science is on the ascent. Thanks to high-profile authors such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Steven Pinker and Lawrence Krauss, the twin pillars of experiment and reason are dictating most of what we do in society, a function that used to be filled by religion.
Arts Editor Stephen Bevis has trawled through the massive Fringe World program to select 20 shows that are bound to titillate, scintillate, fascinate and motivate.
So, don’t hesitate or prevaricate. Get set to choose your own adventure at Fringe World 2014.
More than 450 shows across 60 venues, Fringe World is certainly "Packed with Pleasure".
Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham is diving in at the deep end at Fringe World 2014, with the world premiere of a cabaret show about his many tumultuous ups and downs.
Historian Paul Ham is drawn to the fault lines of history like a moth to a flame. For the author of such acclaimed works as Kokoda, Vietnam: The Australian War, Hiroshima Nagasaki and Sandakan, the lure lies in probing the less examined, the forgotten or the flawed in an ongoing quest to find new answers to lingering questions. "Questions," argues Ham, "that haven't been answered by the major histories we already have."
David Whish-Wilson’s own experiences are sinews holding the stories in his city biography together.
Author David Sedaris trades in the foibles of others with empathy and humour.
The Fringe World festival will extend its footprint next month by hosting a mammoth 450 shows, setting up an extra hub in Northbridge and taking big strides into outer suburbia.
Grease is the word in musical theatre land, with Australian producer John Frost announcing the popular show is heading to Perth.
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